Board of Directors
2022 Executive Board
Angelo Santorelli, President
Angelo Santorelli is a long time resident and business owner in the beautiful Township of King, living with his family in the Pottageville area for the past 40 years. Angelo is the proud owner and President of Trisan Construction, a company which operates out of and serves the community of Schomberg, Ontario. Being located in King, Trisan employs many local residents from the surrounding areas and also presents multiple opportunities for work and growth in the construction industry. Trisan Construction was also honoured to receive the Excellence in Large Business award by the King Chamber of Commerce in the fall of 2017. In 2011, Angelo and his family had the unique opportunity to be a part in supporting and naming of Schomberg’s community recreation centre, the Trisan Centre.
Angelo has been a member of the King Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years, as well as participating in the Township’s Sustainability Advisory Committee and serving on the board of the Toronto Area Road Builders Association for 3 years. Moving forward as President of the King Chamber of Commerce, Angelo hopes to encourage businesses, both small and large, to plant, grow and flourish in King. He would like to bring businesses together and get involved in creating a stronger and even better community. In doing this, Angelo’s goal is to promote both our Chamber, as well as the Municipality, for the benefit of local business and all who live and seek to thrive in our Township.
Michelle Frauley, Vice President
Michelle has over 3 decades of nursing experience, including: family medicine, palliative and end-of-life care, women’s health, complex long-term care, operating room, and community nursing. Her experience has taught her that providing quality healthcare is built from a foundation of care and compassion.
- Michelle is committed and caring, someone whose attention to detail fuels her passion and success. In 2016, she received an award from the International Nurses Association as a Worldwide Leader in Healthcare for her overall achievements with Hospall and in her prior position at King City Medical Associates. She is highly respected by patients and colleagues and has been nominated 3 times for the Toronto Star Florence Nightingale Award for Ontario nurses.
Michelle lives and owns her private homecare business in King City. She finds contentment in the relationships that she has built, and the ability to nurse in ways she could have never imagined. Michelle has been on the King Chamber Board for over 4 years and in 2021 was elected to the executive board as the acting Treasurer and in 2022 became the Vice President.
Michelle founded Hospall Private Homecare in 2013 with the belief that she could lead an amazing group of caregivers in building something remarkable for residents of King and surrounding areas. Michelle has experience showing that interactive caregiving is a method of caring for seniors that promotes physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being.
Her group of caregivers share in Hospall’s vision and mission. They believe that trust and compassion are integral components in hiring a care provider. The Hospall team that she has built provides caring, dependable assistance and reliability 24 hours a day. Their objective never changes providing the highest degree of care to all patients and the utmost focus on quality of life for all. Michelle looks forward to meeting you and making a difference in you and your loved ones’ lives.
Community Involvement and Associations
- King Township Citizen of the Year
- King Chamber of Commerce Executive Board- Treasurer (2021) & Vice President (2022)
- King City Food Bank- Volunteer and Donator personal and business
- King Township 2021 Vaccine Trisan Centre- Care Coordinator
- King Township 2021 Rapid Covid Swabbing- King Fire Emergency Services and King Municipal Employees
- King Township Flu Clinic 2020: Volunteer service provided by Hospall nursing team
- Accreditation Canada- Member
- Home Care Ontario- Member
- Canadian Home Care Association – Member
Theresa Sherwood, Treasurer
Theresa Sherwood is the curator of the family farm where she grew up in the 60s. Sherwood Farm Retreat is a 70 acre, picturesque rural property here in King Township. Originally a thoroughbred race farm, the rustic hayloft, Georgian home and lovely grounds provide a country setting for a variety of gatherings. The retreat concept first evolved from having hosted family business group retreats at the farm during the 90s.
Since 2016, Sherwood Farm has evolved into a serene private event venue and retreat where wellness is the focus with reflection, renewal and revitalization. Optimal clientele are specialists, facilitators and practitioners who coordinate small group retreats such as yoga, art, health and wellness and so forth. During the pandemic, Theresa welcomed families and practitioners to conduct small safe outdoor events where everyone was welcome. The venue also hosts an annual “Handcrafted Gift Sale” in November to support local artisans and the community.
Molly Robins, Secretary
Molly Robins is a nutritionist and owner of Molly’s Market, a healthy grocer that focuses on providing customers with better-for-you baked goods, pantry staples, gifts, gluten-free products and more. Molly has been a resident of King for 12 years and has lived her entire life in York Region. She has a BAH from Queen’s University and is a Certified Nutritionist from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition. When she isn’t working, she loves spending time with her big family and playing with her nieces and nephews.
2022 Board Directors
Jay Rider, (past Vice President)
Early in his career Jay practised labour and employment law for over five years in Toronto, first with a large downtown law firm and then with a management-side labour and employment law firm. Jay joined Crawford Chondon & Partners LLP as a partner in October of 2001.
Jay represents employers in all areas of labour and employment law at both federal and provincial levels. He provides strategic advice and representation to management with respect to a full range of labour relations and employment law matters. Jay is recognized as a leading practitioner in construction labour relations matters, providing advice and representation to both individual contractors and employer associations. Jay regularly appears as counsel in collective bargaining and before the Ontario Labour Relations Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, as well as private boards of arbitration and various other employment related statutory tribunals.
Jay has significant experience advising management on labour and employment issues arising from all manner of transactions or reorganizations in the public, private and construction sectors. Jay regularly conducts workshops and seminars dealing with issues such as positive employee relations, managing in a union workplace and employment standards. Jay has also served as an employer nominee on both rights and interest boards of arbitration.
Memberships and Community Involvement
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers (CACE)
- Vice President, King Township Chamber of Commerce
- Director of Risk Management and Head Trainer, King Township Minor Hockey Association
Savita Despot lives, works and plays in King with her family and looks to deepen community involvement in the township. She has over 18 years of experience working with TD Bank Group in various capacities, including being a key contact for regulators in Canada, US, UK and Singapore and supporting TD Securities – the wholesale investment and financial services arm of the bank. Her driven approach has led her to work on high profile and high risk projects, critical regulatory consulting and reporting, and negotiating multi-million dollar contracts with the likes of Bloomberg, IBM, Thomson Reuters and more. Her strong program and relationship building skills coupled with her ability to move things forward in an effective and efficient manner while growing services has helped her take the leap into opening her own business.
Savita is the Co-Founder and Director of The Blue Marble Academy which has two main branches – Tutoring and ESG Consulting. The business has been built on sustainability, with a focus on educating the next generation about environmental and social issues we face today. The Blue Marble Academy provides tutoring for students from kindergarten to grade 12 in all subjects, with a specialization in Reading/English, French and Math. It also offers Coding workshops in Roblox and Minecraft for all levels and engaging STEAM-based summer camps. The Blue Marble Academy also provides consulting on ESG reporting and disclosure referencing global frameworks/standards such as SASB, GRI, TCFD, GRESB and more. Services also include consulting and advice on meeting financial regulatory requirements including Basel II and III, MIFID II.
As one of the newest members of the King Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Savita strives to support other small businesses in the Township of King by showcasing their products/services and collaborating with them on various initiatives. Her passion is to bring a new approach to supporting students in education, especially after the devastating impacts of COVID-19, and to help nurture and prepare these future leaders with the skills and critical thinking capabilities they need to succeed.
Lisa Gattoni Iafrate has lived in the rolling hills of King Township for 27 years. A King City resident , single Mom to beautiful , 23 year old , Talia. Talia was born and raised in King and has attended King Township programs since she was 18 months old. Social clubs, brownies , sports teams , camps, and the schools in King. From pre school King City co-op Nursery School to present day Seneca College King campus. You just can’t get this girl out of King.
Lisa has been on many boards during this time contributing to our community. The nursery school , King Soccer club ,PTA, Christmas in King , she is presently a member of the Catholics women’s league , an active member of The Seneca College Women’s Giving circle. She recently received and accepted an Invitation to join the King Chamber of commerce as a board member.
You may know her as the CEO of her company TaLiitowels , affectionately named after her daughter. In 2015 she took TaLiitowels to the hit CBC show Dragons Den and received 2 offers. She has been on every morning show in Toronto with her product.
An enthusiastic entrepreneur that executes 100 consumer trade shows, fairs, and festivals per year in Ontario, Vancouver and Calgary and three major boat shows in Florida. “ We are proud to say we use a portion of our revenues gained nationally to give back to those charities that need in King Township.”
Taliitowels pivoted their business in March to make masks that are getting rave reviews from the universities. They manufactured masks for all three King fire stations and the Township Staff as well.
Manuela Palermo was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario currently residing in York Region with over 20 years of sales experience.
Manuela has been passionate about everything real estate-related since 18 years of age. She attended Ryerson University and obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in Business specializing in Finance and Accounting.
After graduation, she started her career as a Financial Planner with TD Waterhouse Wealth Management.
While working in Wealth Management, she enjoyed helping people plan for their dreams and goals. During this time, she started Property Management for a solid commercial real estate portfolio managing over 20 Commercial properties. She learned a lot about commercial real estate and loved it. She continues to do Property Management for this portfolio today.
She realized that she was ready to take a leap in her career and indulge in the Real Estate industry. So, in 2007 she received her Real Estate license and, shortly after that, obtained her Brokers license.
In 2018, her desire to grow and passion led her to a new chapter in her career; opening a Boutique Luxury Real Estate Brokerage.Seeing the potential for significant growth in the area, she opened this brokerage in King City. AS Broker of Record of The prestigious Engel & Völkers Real Estate brand provides the culture she craved, as well as cutting-edge technology and global resources.
Manuela’s vision was to be the premier luxury real estate team in the Greater Toronto Area, and to become the leading edge for the most intelligent luxury real estate marketing strategies that gain results. Manuela is known for creating a Bespoke experience for her clients. She is consistently awarded with Top Sales Awards annually since her first year in real estate. Development Projects, Property Management, and trading in Luxury Real Estate and Commercial properties have given her the confidence, skill, and expertise to excel. Manuela holds considerable knowledge and experience with Commercial Land, Commercial Retail, Commercial Leasing, and Residential Apartment Buildings.
Manuela is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) with the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing.
Personal development is her passion. The success of those around her is her success. She lives her best life by helping others realize their true potential and know they can truly live a life by design.
Zach Shoub is the General Manager of the King Weekly-Sentinel, the weekly Community Newspaper in King Township. He has been with the King Weekly-Sentinel since the parent company that he is with- London Publishing Corp purchased it in 2012.
Zach enjoys bringing his sales and management background to the board and contributing to try and help King Businesses thrive in this every growing community. Although Zach doesn’t live in King (lives in Etobicoke with his wife and 2 kids) he is much involved with the businesses in King on a daily basis with his role at the newspaper